AstroBiotics is a Fast Advance archetype in NBN that uses to score and then "rides the Astrotrain" to 7 agenda points. The archetype first came to prominence with the release of which gave NBN the economic push needed to pay for Biotic Labor. The deck ran identity because of its smaller deck size and larger hand size. Since then, players have shifted to using the identity since its ability provides same/better consistency and has 5 more influence points to spend than The World is Yours*.
Near-Earth Hub AstroBiotics is known for dominating the meta at the 2014 US Nationals, 2014 Canadian Nationals, and 2014 World Championship. Many noteworthy players have expressed that the deck is a negative influence on the meta while other noteworthy players refute the claim.
It is characterized by:
- and to begin the fast advance.
- A mix of binary ice such as and taxing ice such as . is notably important in that it synergizes well with the deck in addition to being a taxing sentry.
- A number of assets and upgrades such as and to trigger the ID ability.